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Whose Job is Community Change with Walk / Bike Issues Anyway?. Tom Yahl, AICP Planner City of Ottawa. Existing Assets. Future Land Use Map 2003. Existing Assets. Partners. Property owners and developers Recreation groups Chamber of Commerce; Economic Development

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Whose job is community change with walk bike issues anyway

Whose Job is Community Change with Walk / Bike Issues Anyway?

Tom Yahl, AICP

Planner

City of Ottawa


Existing assets

Existing Assets


Whose job is community change with walk bike issues anyway

Future Land Use Map 2003


Whose job is community change with walk bike issues anyway

Existing Assets


Partners

Partners

  • Property owners and developers

  • Recreation groups

  • Chamber of Commerce; Economic Development

  • Health care organizations

  • Educational / School Districts

  • Citizens

  • Other governmental agencies, boards, commissions

  • Everyone!

    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead


Whose job is community change with walk bike issues anyway

Start small….


Whose job is community change with walk bike issues anyway

Start somewhere…..


Funding mechanism utilized

Funding Mechanism Utilized

  • Local Sidewalk Improvement program ????

  • Transportation Enhancements - KDOT

  • Safe Routes to School – KDOT

  • Sunflower Foundation

  • RTCA Program - NPS


Whose job is community change with walk bike issues anyway

Transportation Enhancements project


Whose job is community change with walk bike issues anyway

KDOT SRTS funded project


Whose job is community change with walk bike issues anyway

Sunflower Foundation funded project


Whose job is community change with walk bike issues anyway

Sunflower Foundation funded project


Whose job is community change with walk bike issues anyway

NPS RTCA Technical Assistance


Whose job is community change with walk bike issues anyway

Road Diet


Benefits to walk able bike able places

Benefits to Walk-able / Bike-able Places

  • Economic Development

  • Transportation

  • Community Engagement

  • Uniqueness

  • HEALTH!


Lessons learned

Lessons Learned

  • Avoid hit & miss improvements; develop continuous routes.

  • Get away from straight lines.

  • Routes and locations with good support wins friends, even if not the highest priority.

  • Don’t be afraid to make dramatic changes.

  • Ask for support!!

  • Be patient and keep telling the story.


Whose job is community change with walk bike issues anyway

Don’t Let the Perfect be the Enemy of the Good – Voltaire


Whose job is community change with walk bike issues anyway

Questions?


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